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Integrated Accounting Studies (ACCT90033)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeACCT90033
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides the opportunity for students to integrate their knowledge across the sub-disciplines of accounting (which may include financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and accounting information systems) by examining case studies and problems that cross sub-discipline boundaries. Students will draw on the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in their coursework program to address problems of contemporary interest and in case study settings, completing an in-depth investigation of an accounting topic of interest. The subject is application oriented with a focus on group-based activities.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Apply and evaluate the use of accounting information in a range of decision contexts;
  • Analyse performance using financial and non-financial information of an organisation and its sub-units
  • Apply concepts drawn from a range of accounting sub-disciplines to organisational problems/issues presented in an integrated case format;
  • Describe the current trends within the accounting discipline;
  • Investigate a topic of interest within the accounting discipline;
  • Prepare a well constructed summary and critical analysis of the literature relating to a topic of interest in the accounting discipline;
  • Identify the gaps in the existing body of knowledge within a topic of interest in the accounting discipline;

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Critical thinking, specifically in relation to the appropriateness of different accounting tools and technologies for meeting the needs of different stakeholders;
  • Evaluation, analysis and interpretation of case-based information;
  • Problem solving skills, specifically in relation to solving performance management and behavioural problems in different organisational contexts;
  • Source, synthesize and evaluate in a scholarly way, relevant literature relating to a particular topic within the accounting discipline;
  • Application of theory and analysis to real-world contexts;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Collaborative learning and team work.

Last updated: 16 August 2017